Why Travel Beyond
Ever since I discovered my love of travel I have wanted to work in the industry. After all, what could be better than turning something you love into a career? Having been all over the world, I truly believe traveling has made me the person I am today.And knowing how much of a positive impact traveling has had on me, it excites me to help other people have those same experiences. Plus, I enjoy the trip planning process almost as much as the trips themselves. I feel lucky to have found a group of people at Travel Beyond that share the same passion!
Africa: Morocco, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Latin America: Argentina, Chile
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand
Additional Countries: Antarctica, Antigua + Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts + Nevis, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom
BS in Psychology + Communication, University of North Dakota
Prior to my role at Travel Beyond, I held positions in the supply chain, property management and healthcare industries. It wasn’t long after graduating college that I found my love for international travel, and eventually realized that the travel industry is where I should be working!
Most Memorable Travel Experience
My most memorable travel experience would have to be my trip to Antarctica. It was unlike anything I’ve ever done before! Our journey began in Ushuaia, Argentina where we set sail to Antarctica. We spent several days doing multiple excursions, during which we were able take a zodiac from the ship to land. I got to see a ton of wildlife, such as leopard seals, orcas, and thousands of penguins! The part of this trip that was most memorable would have to be the night that we slept in a hole in the ice. At about 11pm we ventured out to land and dug holes in the ice and set up our insulated sleeping bags. Shoveling through ice is easier said than done. Sleeping in the holes protected us from wind and other elements. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done!
My most recent trip
I recently went on an educational trip to Botswana during which I visited the Okavango Delta, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and the Mashatu Game Reserve. We spent most of our time on safari in the Okavango Delta, where we had incredible game viewing. We were lucky enough to see the big five and witness very special moments with their babies. It doesn’t get much cuter than a baby elephant! When in the Makgadikgadi, we went quad biking far out into the salt pans where we experienced complete silence and had a magical view of the stars. We ended our trip with the most incredible elephant encounter at Mashatu’s photographic hide. It was an experience I will never forget!
Mashatu Euphorbia- Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Located in the Mashatu Game Reserve, Mashatu Euphorbia is made up of eight villas that are situated atop a cliff and surrounded by beautiful euphorbia succulents. Each stunning villa includes its own private plunge pool, outdoor shower, and “loo with a view.” In addition to the already lovely accommodations and staff, the animal viewing is fantastic. Visit Mashatu’s photographic hide to have up-close views of elephants and other wildlife approaching the watering hole. Your guide will assist you with choosing which camera settings and angles to use in order to capture the best possible photos while in the hide.